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New Zealand

Students from New Zealand and over 130 other countries form part of our internationally-diverse student community. Discover how you can join them.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design (2020 QS World University Rankings ®). Our 6 world-renowned Colleges offer a wide range of art, design, fashion, communication, media, screen and performing arts courses at pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We offer a range of support for students from New Zealand including a local representative who can provide specialist advice and in-country events giving you the chance to learn more about UAL.

Coronavirus updates

If you haven’t applied yet, you should apply as soon as you can and submit any queries you have about studying at UAL through our enquiry form. Our application process is not affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. If you have already applied and need to ask us a question, you can contact us using your UAL Portal.

You can also get in touch with BCIC Australia, our local representatives in New Zealand, for their advice.

Check our Coronavirus updates and our guidance for prospective students for the latest information.

Talk to our representative

If you’re thinking about applying to UAL, our New Zealand representative can help. They’ll support you locally and in your language through every stage of the application process, free of charge. This includes providing information and specialist advice about UAL and the courses we offer, your application and portfolio and arranging interviews with our academic staff. There may be a small charge for help with visa applications and travel to the UK. You can also contact your local British Council office or register your interest with us for more information.

BCIC Australia

BCIC Australia
Suite 2103
Level 21, St Martins Tower
31 Market Street
Sydney CBD
NSW 2000


Contact: Gavin McGuire
T: +61 (2) 9283 3028

Register your interest

Fill out this form to receive information and updates about studying at UAL and our future visits to New Zealand.

British Council

Your local British Council office can also offer you advice about studying in the UK. Visit the British Council website for more details.

Meet us in Australia and New Zealand


Our academic staff travel to Australia and New Zealand to attend education fairs, deliver workshops and visit schools around the country.

These events give you an opportunity to meet us in person, find about studying at UAL, learn about preparing a portfolio, and discuss your application in person.

August Webinars

Join UAL for a series of webinars, where you will find out more about the degrees on offer at UAL as well as learn about the application process including how to build a successful portfolio and how to prepare for an interview.

These online events will be led by our representatives BCIC Australia and an international academic from University of the Arts London. Students may be invited to a follow-up interview. Register for your place below.

Information Session and Presentation plus Q&A

MA Seminar (fashion related degrees)

Undergraduate group advisory session

MA Seminar (non-fashion degrees)


Applying to UAL through our New Zealand representative, BCIC, is the only way to have an in-person interview in New Zealand.

Our academics visit regularly to conduct interviews and dates will be published here as soon as they’re available.

Students who apply directly to one of our Colleges are interviewed in London or by telephone.

Discover more

Group of BA (Hons)  Illustration and Visual Media students, London College of Communication
Group of BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media students, London College of Communication © Alys Tomlinson

Our courses

Browse our wide range of courses across pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Yarn on a sewing machine, Rebecca Chivers, Technician at Chelsea College of Arts
Rebecca Chivers, Technician at Chelsea College of Arts © Alys Tomlinson

How to apply

Take a look at our application advice and next steps, including portfolio preparation and interview tips.

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Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, London College of Communication © Alys Tomlinson

Fees and funding

See the information we offer international students about tuition fees, living and course materials costs.

Art student in his studio, Benjamin Edmunds, BA Fine Art
Benjamin Edmunds, BA (Hons) Fine Art, UAL © Alys Tomlinson

Visas and immigration

Students from New Zealand need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.

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Find accommodation

Apply for one of our halls of residence or get help finding a privately-rented home.

Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA Graphic and Media Design students, London College of Communication, interning at Pentagram
Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design students, London College of Communication, interning at Pentagram © Alys Tomlinson

Launch your career

Find out about Careers and Employability, UAL’s dedicated careers and professional practice service.